Top News on Sierra Nevada

  • Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing


    America’s dream of getting astronauts to space and home again without having to suffer the embarrassment of sending them to Kazakhstan for a Russian Soyuz flight has taken an uncertain step forward. The drop-test of a US-built spaceplane concept appears to have validated its airworthiness, but its maker – Sierra Nevada – remains cagey about the extent of the damage done when its 1min glide from 12,500ft (3,810m) ended in a crash landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.


  • Other News for Sierra Nevada

  • Embraer rolls out first US-assembled Super Tucano


    ​Embraer North America and Sierra Nevada Corp. on 25 September rolled out the first A-29 Super Tucano light attack...


  • Sierra Nevada fields ARGUS-IS upgrade to Gorgon Stare pod


    ​The US Air Force is now operating a powerful airborne imagery sensor called the Gorgon Stare Increment 2 pod, allowing...


  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations


    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream...


  • News Listings for Sierra Nevada

  • Sierra Nevada bids to keep Dream Chaser alive despite NASA non-selection

    News | 02 Oct 2014 11:32 | Dan Thisdell

    Sierra Nevada Corporation last week launched two bids to keep alive its Dream Chaser lifting-body spaceplane project, which suffered a blow in September when NASA cut it from its Commercial Crew programme in favour of seven-person capsules being developed by Boeing and SpaceX.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-bids-to-keep-Dream-Chaser-alive-despite-NASA-non-selection-404379/
  • Embraer rolls out first US-assembled Super Tucano

    News | 25 Sep 2014 16:04 | Dan Parsons

    ​Embraer North America and Sierra Nevada Corp. on 25 September rolled out the first A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft produced outside Brazil.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-rolls-out-first-US-assembled-Super-Tucano-404148/
  • Alaska to start seasonal Las Vegas-Mammoth Lakes flights

    News | 18 Aug 2014 17:44 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Alaska Airlines will launch new seasonal flights between Las Vegas and Mammoth Yosemite airport in California on 15 January, 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Alaska-to-start-seasonal-Las-Vegas-Mammoth-Lakes-flights-402796/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Comet's tail is big story of ESA's year

    News | 07 Jul 2014 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    Comets probably aren’t the bad luck omens or even harbingers of doom that many early civilisations assumed – but, just to be sure, a very close eye is being kept on the snappily-named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it hurtles towards the Sun.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Comets-tail-is-big-story-of-ESAs-year-400684/
  • Sierra Nevada fields ARGUS-IS upgrade to Gorgon Stare pod

    News | 02 Jul 2014 02:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Air Force is now operating a powerful airborne imagery sensor called the Gorgon Stare Increment 2 pod, allowing a single unmanned aircraft to monitor in high-resolution everything that moves over a 100km2 area for several hours at a time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-fields-ARGUS-IS-upgrade-to-Gorgon-Stare-pod-400978/
  • AUVSI: Exelis unveils wide area sensor for UAV market

    News | 14 May 2014 15:56 | Stephen Trimble

    Exelis has launched a new wide-area, persistent surveillance system for commercial and military unmanned air vehicles (UAV) – the CorvusEye 1500.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Exelis-unveils-wide-area-sensor-for-UAV-market-399263/